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Lilium cernuum

Nodding lily

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.4m to 0.7m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPurplish pink
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Lilium cernuum (Nodding lily). A lily with scattered, linear leaves to 18cm. Bears racemes of fragrant pale pink or purple flowers 3-5cm across. Native to Korea.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Bulb, Fragrant

Other common names

Lily

Origin

Russia

Interest and use

Grown for their often fragrant, brightly coloured flowers. Makes a good container plant.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium
  • Soil pH4.5 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will need good drainage. Some prefer alkaline soil, others will not tolerate it. They all prefer the sun, but make sure the roots are deep to keep them cool. They can be propagated by means of offsets from the main bulb or seeds.

Propagation

Seed in autumn or spring, by bulb scales in summer or by stem bulbs (where present) in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Viruses, fungal diseases, leather jackets and lily beetle may cause problems.

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